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Old 03-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What makes an aggressive dog, and how you can spot one

I saw this information online today and thought it was worth sharing here.

From the article:

In breaking down factors associated with dog aggression, the researchers found much more than the dog's breed at work. For instance:
  • Dogs owned by people younger than 25 were nearly twice as likely to be aggressive than those owned by people older than 40.
  • Neutered male dogs were twice as likely to be aggressive as neutered female dogs. However, there was no significant difference in aggression risk between neutered and non-neutered males.
  • Dogs who attended puppy-training classes were about one and a half times less likely to be aggressive to strangers.
  • Dogs trained using punishment and negative reinforcement, however, were twice as likely to be aggressive to strangers and three times as likely to be aggressive to family members.
  • Dogs obtained from animal rescue and other sources were much more likely to be aggressive than those bought from a breeder.

Please read the whole article at this link:
What makes an aggressive dog, and how you can spot one

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